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5th - 12th February 1938

About Sydney 1938

Held in the southern hemisphere for the first time, the third British Empire Games took place in Sydney and marked the 150th anniversary of the founding of the first British Colony in Australia. The Games Opening Ceremony took place at the famed Sydney Cricket Ground, in front of 40,000 spectators who were keen to see Australia and New Zealand excel against England in particular.

Only a small Scottish contingent undertook the long journey to Sydney and inevitably the result was that Scots competitors won far fewer medals, bringing home only two silver and three bronze.

  • No. Sports 7
  • No. Countries 15
  • No. Athletes 464
  • Gold Medals Awarded 71
Team Scotland’s Sydney 1938 Medal Count:
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  • Total: 5
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Did You Know?

  • There was a significant change in the Swimming events for the 1938 Sydney Games with the pool length increased from 50 to 55 yards.

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